Roof Cleaning in Hunwick

Roof Cleaning Hunwick offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Hunwick and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris may be quite difficult for many householders and may become a constant source of problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Hunwick

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Hunwick

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hunwick

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Hunwick

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Below are some of the nearby places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding towns including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.